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Arkansas Inc. Podcast

39 EpisodesProduced by Arkansas EDCWebsite

Welcome to the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, where we discuss the latest topics and trends in economic development with subject matter experts and influencers from across the nation and around the world.Presented by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission

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AEDC Year in Review: 2022

December 13th, 2022

33:11

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AEDC Deputy Director Clint O'Neal and project managers Jarod Wickliffe, Olivia Womack, and Jack Pillow discuss economic development wins and trends in Arkansas during 2022.

Outdoor Recreation in Arkansas - Katherine Andrews

November 29th, 2022

33:20

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Katherine Andrews of the Office of Outdoor Recreation discusses the many outdoor resources that Arkansas has to offer and the economic impact that outdoor recreation has on …

Dr. Chris Larsen, Arkana Labs Executive Director

October 17th, 2022

31:13

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Arkana Labs executive director Dr. Chris Larsen discusses Arkana Labs, the largest renal pathology lab …

Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Dr. Corey Wiggins

August 31st, 2022

24:53

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Delta Regional Authority federal co-chairman Dr. Corey Wiggins discusses the DRA’s mission to revitalize its regional footprint, economic development in Arkansas, and the …

Aimee Fisk - Walmart Open Call

August 1st, 2022

23:21

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AEDC Marketing Director talks with Aimee Fisk, director of Walmart's U.S. Manufacturing and Sourcing division. Aimee Fisk talks about Walmart's ninth annual Open Call event, …

David Stickler

May 25th, 2022

43:23

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, former Big River Steel CEO David Stickler discusses his background as a steel executive, the steel …

Economic Development Week

May 9th, 2022

40:11

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, three economic developers from around Arkansas discuss economic development, significant projects in their communities, and the opportunities that their communities provide …

World Trade Center Arkansas CEO Denise Thomas

April 14th, 2022

35:08

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, World Trade Center Arkansas CEO Denise Thomas discusses trade, foreign direct investment, and tourism opportunities in Arkansas.

First Orion Chairman and CEO Charles Morgan

March 9th, 2022

29:33

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, First Orion Chairman and CEO Charles Morgan discusses the technology industry in Arkansas, his history …

Marketing Arkansas Around the World

February 17th, 2022

27:18

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AEDC International Business Development Manager Ben Walters, Asia Office Director Neal Jansen, and Europe Office Director Dr. Cornelius Schnitzler discuss international …

Arkansas Inc. Podcast: 2021 in Review

December 21st, 2021

30:55

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AEDC Deputy Director Clint O'Neal talks with AEDC Business Development Director Bentley Story and AEDC Senior Project Manager Jack Thomas about economic development in …

UAMS Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson

November 18th, 2021

21:26

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AEDC Deputy Director Clint O'Neal talks with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson about economic development, healthcare, and …

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

October 18th, 2021

27:08

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Arkansas Secretary of Commerce and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston talks with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson about economic …

Growing Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Arkansas

September 23rd, 2021

37:27

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Director of Marketing, Clark Cogbill, sits down with Katherine Andrews, director of AEDC’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship …

Supporting Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in Arkansas

August 10th, 2021

26:37

Our guests are Esperanza Massana-Crane, Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Division, and Jon Harrison, President and Founder of VIP2. The mission of the Minority …

Building Business Synergy Between Arkansas and Asia

June 30th, 2021

29:41

Our guests are Dr. Yang Luo Branch, founder of the Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses (AAAB), and Ameen Pabani, an AAAB board member and business owner. The AAAB strives to bridge the gap between Arkansas …

Arkansas' Timber and Forest Products Industry

June 7th, 2021

21:34

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Project Manager, Jack Thomas, sits down with professor in the George H Clippard Endowed Chair of Forestry at the University of …

Economic Development Week

May 3rd, 2021

25:10

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. podcast, AEDC's Clint O'Neal talks with three economic development professionals from different parts of the state in recognition of Economic Development Week. Brad Lacy, President …

Partnering with Arkansas communities

February 17th, 2021

26:54

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. podcast, our host is joined by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Becca Caldwell and Matt Twyford to discuss the many ways we partner with communities throughout the …

Amazon’s Jessica Breaux

December 17th, 2020

27:12

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. podcast, our host is joined by Jessica Breaux from Amazon to discuss the company's recent announcements in Arkansas. 

Arkansas companies innovate and thrive during COVID-19 pandemic

August 4th, 2020

32:09

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. podcast, our host is joined by guests from Intimidator Group and Hytrol Conveyor Company to discuss each …

Economic Development Week

May 4th, 2020

34:22

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, our Executive Vice President of Global Business, Clint O'Neal talks with three economic development professionals that are making a difference in communities around Arkansas.

Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston on resources for businesses and employees

March 31st, 2020

24:01

Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston discusses resources for businesses and employees to combat the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. 

Aerospace & Defense in Arkansas

March 9th, 2020

22:16

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, our host Clint O'Neal, Executive Vice President of Global Business at the Arkansas Economic Development …

FinTech and Community Banks

January 16th, 2020

26:14

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc podcast, host Clark Cogbill discusses the successful ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator with President & CEO of the …

Military Affairs Part 2 of 2

December 16th, 2019

19:44

Military Affairs Part 2 of 2 by Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Military Affairs Part 1 of 2

December 9th, 2019

26:49

Military Affairs Part 1 of 2 by Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Why The Venture Center Has Become A Fintech Hub

October 7th, 2019

31:33

Why The Venture Center Has Become A Fintech Hub by Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Taking it to the Extreme, with Ozark Integrated Circuits

May 22nd, 2019

30:10

In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Jeff Moore talks Arkansas innovation with Matt Francis and Jim Holmes of Ozark Integrated Circuits. …

Resources for Arkansas' Rural Communities

May 2nd, 2019

15:49

Resources for Arkansas' Rural Communities by Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Fostering Entrepreneurship in Arkansas: a 2-Way Podcast with AEDC & Startup Junkie

February 4th, 2019

55:35

Fostering Entrepreneurship in Arkansas: a 2-Way Podcast with AEDC & Startup Junkie by Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Bringing Film Production to Arkansas, with AEDC's Christopher Crane

November 26th, 2018

24:09

Bringing Film Production to Arkansas, with AEDC's Christopher Crane by Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Blockchain and the Food Industry: a Conversation with Walmart and IBM

October 8th, 2018

22:22

Blockchain and the Food Industry: a Conversation with Walmart and IBM by Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Tech Growth in Arkansas

August 15th, 2018

26:33

Tech Growth in Arkansas by Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Made By Few: a Design Conference in Little Rock

August 1st, 2018

21:42

Made By Few: a Design Conference in Little Rock by Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Workforce Priorities for Business Development

September 27th, 2017

29:08

Danny Games, Executive Vice President of Global Business for Arkansas Economic Development Commission, discusses the workforce impact on business development, expansion, and relocation. His guests are Bill Goebel and …

Forestry in Arkansas with Max Braswell, EVP - Arkansas Forestry Association

May 2nd, 2017

22:40

Forestry in Arkansas with Max Braswell, EVP - Arkansas Forestry Association by Arkansas Economic Development Commission

China Investing, with AEDC's Mike Preston

November 9th, 2016

8:51

Mike Preston of AEDC discusses recent and future investment in Arkansas from China.

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